The ZDX has proved itself to be sporty, reliable conveyance for long drives. One staffer recently drove it to Las Vegas to cover a trade show, "and was pleasantly surprised by this crossover. Good acceleration and excellent passing power, but it could use a little more juice or a little less weight. I really like the way this thing handles, and I like the ride. It wasn't nearly as rough as I'd feared. I found the seats comfortable and never needed to stop and stretch. But things do get noisy at speed. Also made it home from Vegas on a single tank, with a good amount of fuel left. Getting inside is a little tricky; how exactly do you get into the rear seats without hitting your head?"

According to executive editor Edward Loh, "The only thing missing is breathtaking forward velocity."


2010 Acura ZDX
Months/miles in service 8/17,720
Avg econ/CO2 19 mpg/1.02 lb/mi
Unresolved problems None
Maintenance cost $304.94 (2-oil change, inspection, rotate tires, 1-replace rear differential fluid)
Normal-wear cost $0